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Volume 81, No. 2 




IT Services, the Sustainability 
Advisory Committee, Metz, 
and students weigh in on new 
sustainability initiatives. 

Page 6 


Nine new professors join the LVC 

Page 4 


Staff writer Erika Fisher finds 
City of Bones visually compelling 
but lacking depth. 

Page 5 






Arts & Entertainment ... 







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Saturday Night Lights 

LVC defeats Montclair IS- 14 in first football game of year 



See SPORTS | Page 8 

Michael Diesner becomes Director of Residential Life 

Grace Bailey 9 17 

Staff Writer 

Michael Diesner, Lebanon 
Valley Colleges new director 
of Residential Life, believes 
that "every student at LVC has 
the responsibility to make a 
difference in the world." 

And that's his motivation. 

Diesner, who replaces Jason 
Kuntz at the helm of Residential 
Life, says he wants students 
to become a positive force in 
society. He cites environmental 
sustainability, diversity 
programming, personal wellness, 
and social programming as 
examples of how students can 
make a difference. 

Before coming to the LVC 
campus, Diesner served as 


Gregory Renner '15 / LA VIE 

hall director at North Carolina 
State University, a complex 
coordinator and coordinator of 
special interest housing at the 
University of Delaware, and an 
assistant director of residence 
life at Towson University, which 
is located in Maryland. 

Because of his experience, 

Diesner says he understands 
the purpose of residential life, 
which is to provide comfortable 
housing with programs that 
support the goals of giving 
students the opportunity 
to discover they can make a 

At Towson, Diesner was 
responsible for 2,200 students. 
He says LVCs enrollment 
provides an opportunity to more 
closely engage with the student 

His other goals include 
creating special living-learning 
options. Living-learning 
options are housing for specific 
categories of students. For 

See DIESNER | Page 2 

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Sizing up 
the C-Store 

Melissa Pavone '14 

Staff Writer 
Isaiah Luck '14 

Contributing Writer 

A 15-ounce can of Chef 
Boyardee at the Dutchmen Den, 
otherwise known as the C-Store, 
is $2.89. At Wal-Mart, located at 
100 N Londonderry Square in 
Palmyra, that same item is $0.98. 
At Giant, located at 1250 Cocoa 
Avenue in Hershey, the cost is 

At the C-Store, Lunchables 
cost $3.39. At Wal-Mart, they 
only cost $1.00, and at Giant, 
they cost $1.29. 

A survey of the cost of 12 
grocery items totaled $48.59 
at the C-Store. Those same 12 
items cost $24.89 at Wal-Mart 
and $24.03 at Giant. 

"I think the C-Store is pretty 
expensive/' says Roberto Valdes 

"I can go to Wal-Mart and 
spend the exact amount, but 
leave with double the groceries," 
says Lindsay Johnson '14. 

"Extremely expensive," says 
Jenine Puello '14. 

While there is a drastic 
difference in the prices of certain 
products at the C-Store and at 
Wal-Mart and Giant, Bill Allman, 
General Manager of Metz 
Culinary Management, says, 
"You cant really compare us to 
Giant and Wal-Mart. We are not 
a supermarket. We can t compete 
with those prices because they're 
national brands." 

The C-Store can be more 

See C-STORE | Page 3 

2 La Vie Collegienne September 11, 2013 


Meet the Area Coordinators 

Megan Brannan 

AC, Silver, Campus Houses 

Hometown: Oneonta, NY. 
Educational Background: B.A. in 
Art Education from SUNY New Platz. 
Qualifications: RA at SUNY in her 
sophomore and junior year and was a 
CDA at SUNY in her senior year. 
Goals as a member of the Residential 
Life Staff: To create a healthy safe, 
and welcoming environment for the 
campus, to foster growth in residents 
as well as resident leaders, and to learn 
something new every day. 
Hobbies: Playing soccer, reading, 
exploring new places, and watching 
How I Met Your Mother. 
Number of students you are in 
charge of: -250 

April Dix 

AC, Hammond, Funkhouser 

Hometown: Woodville, OH. 
Educational Background: B.S. 
in Education from Bowling Green 
State University, Masters in Higher 
Education from the University of 

Qualifications: Masters in Higher 
Education and ACUHO Internship 
with Columbia University, doing 
conference housing and overseeing 
housing assistants. 

Goals as a member of the Residential 
Life Staff: To assure a safe and 
enjoyable experience for residential 

Hobbies: Reading, running, and 
watching a lot of Bravo TV 
Number of students you are in 
charge of: 346 

Michael Schoch 

AC, Stanson, Vickroy, 
Derickson A and B 
Hometown: Jackson, NJ. 
Educational Background: B.A. in 
History Education from Lebanon 
Valley College., Master s in Education 
with a focus in school counseling from 
Millersville University. 
Qualifications: 3 years as an RA at 
LVC, 2 years as a resident director, 
seventh year working in a residential 
life position, and second year at LVC as 

Goals as a member of the Residential 
Life Staff: Staying engaged with 
students, supporting the students, and 
providing the best service that I can to 
the students. 

Hobbies: Working out, spending time 
with family and friends, and fishing. 
Number of students you are in 
charge of: -360 

Andrea Mantilla 

AC, Mary Creen, Keister, 
Marquette, Dellinger 
Hometown: Ecuador, South America. 
Educational Background: B.A. in 
Biology with a minor in Chemistry 
from Holy Family University; Master s 
in Educational Leadership from Saint 
Francis University. 

Qualifications: Residential Assistant 
at Holy Family for two years, graduate 
assistant at Saint Francis for one year, 
Area Coordinator for Saint Francis for 
one year. 

Goals as a member of the 
Residential Life Staff: Getting to 
know the students and experiencing 
the community in general. 
Hobbies: Walking and playing with 
her new dog, Esmeralda, reading, and 
watching sports. 

Number of students you are in 
charge of: 325 

Compiled by Gregory Renner '15 

Interview with Michael Diesner 

Continued from Page 1 

example, there is housing for 
freshman, sophomore, junior, or 
senior living options. Another 
option would be housing by 
major. Basically, Diesner wants 
to create options in housing for 
students of similar interests or 
backgrounds to connect with 
each other. 

In addition to Diesner, other 
new Residential Life staffers 
include Area Coordinators 
Andrea Mantilla, who held the 
position of professional hall 
director at St. Francis University 
located in Pennsylvania, and 
Megan Brannan who came from 
the State University of New 
York at New Paltz, where she 
was a Residential Advisor and a 
community development staff 

Other Residential 
Life staffers include Area 
Coordinators April Dix and 
Michael Schoch. Deborah Barry 
is the administrative assistant 

for Residential Life and Public 

Together, Diesner and his 
staff supervise Residential 
Assistants and provide guidance 
in dealing with the logistics of 
managing on-campus housing. 
Perhaps more importantly, Res 
Life administers to the daily 
needs of students. 

Diesner says the best part of 
Residential Life is the role that 
the staff plays in each student s 
life. Diesner wants all students 
"to be experimenting with where 
they are going to make that 
positive difference." 

Diesner, 37, has two children: 
Nathaniel, seven, and 18-month- 
old William. His wife Dr. Alyssa 
Collins is employed at Penn 
State Main Campus and runs 
a university research farm in 
Manheim, Lancaster County, 
where the family lives. 

All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


9-3-13 | Stanson Hall 

Fire alarm sounded, hut no fire 
Conducted fire drill for Stanson Hall 

9-4-13 | C-Store 

Mic stand found 

9-6-13 | Art Gallery 

Broken window 

9-6-13 | Academic Quad 

Two post banners were torn 

9-6-13 | Funk East 

Fire alarm sounded, burnt Fop Tarts 

9-8-13 | Mary Green 

Underage alcohol possession and consumption 

9-8-13 | Mund 

Alcohol violation reported 

9-8-13 | Football Field 

Dickinson student injured and transported 

9-8-13 | Stanson 

Non student, aged 21, passed out in lounge 
9-8-13 | Vickroy 

Non student, aged 21, passed out in lounge 
9-9-13 | C-Store 

Found chemistry and biology textbooks 

9-9-13 | Vickroy 

Student with nosebleed 

9-9-13 | Mund 

Metz van was parked in the loading dock 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 



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C-Store: Price comparisons, discounts, and feedback from Metz 

Continued from Page 1 

accurately compared to local 
convenience stores like Turkey 
Hill and Sheetz. 

A 20-ounce bottle of Dasani 
water at the C-Store costs $1.89. 
At the Turkey Hill, located 
at 305 W Governor Road in 
Hershey, this item costs $1.29, 
while Sheetz, located at 685 E 
Main Street in Hummelstown, 
does not sell this product. 

Small Lunchables priced in 
the C-Store for $3.39 are priced 
for $1.99 at Sheetz. The Turkey 
Hill on W Governor Road does 
not have this item for sale. 

Half gallons of Turkey Hill 
Ice Tea products are offered at 
both the C-Store and Turkey 
Hill. The C-Store prices the tea 
at $2.69, whereas Turkey Hill 
offers this product for $1.69 or 
four for $5.00. Sheetz does not 
sell Turkey Hill products. 

Pringles were offered in all 
three locations, Sheetz being the 
cheapest at $2.39, the C-Store 
selling them for $2.69, and 
Turkey Hill offering them for 

A half-gallon of milk is sold 
at the C-Store for $3.69. Turkey 
Hill's half-gallons of milk ranged 
in price from $2.03 to $2.16, 
depending on the type of milk. 
Sheetz sells their half-gallons of 
milk for $2.59. 

While the C-Store tended 
to charge higher prices for 
most of the items compared, 
"the C-Store provides a late 
night, after hours location for 
students to get a late night snack 
or a fourth meal/' Allman says. 
"The late night location is very 
popular among students and has 
brought life to the far end of the 
campus in a building that wasn't 
used very much by students. The 
C-Store also helps keep students 
on campus, which keeps our 
campus community active." 

Metz purchases the items sold 
in the C-Store from a company 
called Cooper-Booth. Cooper- 
Booth is a wholesale operation 
that distributes to convenience 
stores. "Their prices are twice 
the price of what they already are 
at Giant and Walmart," Allman 
said. "We're not trying to make 
a lot of money, but we can't sell 
[the products] for less than we 

Thank You Cafe) 

BHnvj this C}r4 to ^ny ^ the Ketjrl 
opep^taons- 3,n4 receive 3 
Free Srnoothre 

Melissa Pavone '14/ LA VIE 


Landis Brown, Retail Manager of Metz Dining Services, offers students 
who provide feedback on Metz's offerings and service discounts on their 
purchases, such as the above card that students can redeem at any Metz 
retail operation for a free smoothie. 

purchase things for." 

Two other vendors were 
used prior to Cooper-Booth: 
Core Mark and Eby Brown. 
"Both vendors are similarly 
priced," Allman says. "Cooper 
Booth provides a little more 
variety, which is important for 
us to continue to provide new 
products for students in our 
efforts to keep fresh ideas at the 

Allman and Landis Brown, 
Retail Manager, understand 
the significance of students' 
concerns with the pricing levels 
at all Metz locations throughout 
campus. "Landis reacts very 
quickly to students' needs and 
one of Landis's strengths is 
bringing new ideas," Allman 

The C-Store, Intermetzo 
Cafe, and the Mund Dining Hall 
offer a variety of discounts and 
specials that are available to all 

The sustainability effort on 
campus is one way for students to 
receive discounts. One example 
is purchasing a recyclable 
bag for use at the C-Store. By 
purchasing the recyclable bag, 
students also receive a coupon 
book that provides savings 
of between $25 and $28. 
Additionally, each time students 
bring the bag with them when 
they shop, they automatically 
receive a ten percent discount 
off their purchase. So far, over 

100 coupon books have been 
sold and just over half of those 
coupons have been used. 

Specials and other discounts 
are also offered at the C-store. 
For example, candy bars that 
are normally priced at $1.29 are 
periodically featured five for 

"We realize that we can't 
compete with Wal-Mart's and 
Giant's pricing, so we are trying 
to find others ways of providing 
value to the students," Allman 

For students who do not 
have a meal plan, the Simple 
Nourishing Affordable Plate 
(SNAP), is available. Just by 
signing up, students will receive 
50 percent off their first meal. 
For every five meals purchased, 
the sixth meal is free. On Fridays, 
members can enjoy a meal for 
only $5. To learn more about 
this service, you can pick up a 
brochure of the program in the 
Mund Dining Hall. 

Discounts and specials are 
also offered at the Intermetzo 
Cafe. According to Allman, 
Intermetzo Cafe aims to provide 
a "Starbucks-like operation." If 
you have a Coffee Break punch 
card, for every nine coffee break 
combos purchased, you receive 
the tenth free. The reusable 
Metz To -Go mug is available for 
a price of $5, but offers discounts 
on purchases when used. 

"Smoothie Wednesdays" is 

a weekly special featured at the 
Intermetzo. Bring in the reusable 
mug and purchase a smoothie 
for $3 - a discount of 79 cents. 

Student requests are also 
welcome. Brown explains that a 
student sent an email requesting 
baked chips. He contacted 
the vendor who provides 
these products and was able 
to accommodate the request. 
Brown then e-mailed the student 
back and said that baked chips 
would be available at the cafe 
next week. After another student 
requested Crustables, Brown 
purchased them, and they are 
now available for purchase in the 

Allman and Brown want 
to hear from the students. 
They welcome feedback and 
suggestions on the dining 
services and products offered all 
around campus. 

Brown walks around campus 
at random times to speak with 
the students. Brown will give 
students who provide feedback a 
card to get a free smoothie, a free 
cappuccino, a free milkshake, or 
a free small pizza at the coffee 
shop. "I like it because it gives 
me communication with the 
students," Brown says. "They can 
tell me what they want, and I can 
react to it. The communication 
part is the big aspect of it." 

"We are trying to be 
more visible this year, more 
approachable, and try to engage 
a little bit more," Allman says. 

"We are here to serve you 
guys," Brown says. "Don't be 
afraid to ask a question. We will 
find the answer for you, make 
sure you guys are taken care of. 
This is your home away from 

Bill Allman can be reached at 
allman(o) Landis Brown 
can be reached at lanbrown(S) For more information 
on dining services available, visit dining- 

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new Professors join the LVC faculty 



Professor Mathew Walko 

Assistant Prof, of Physical Therapy 

Hometown: Edwardsville, PA. 
Educational Background: B.S. in 
General Studies, Master's of Science 
in Physical Therapy and Doctorate of 
Physical Therapy from Misericordia 
University. NSCA Certified Strength 
and Conditioning Specialist. 
APTA Certified Cardiovascular and 
Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist. 
Previous Employment: Adjunct 
instructor for Lebanon Valley College 
and Misericordia University practicing 
physical therapy in primarily an 
acute care setting (hospitals), with a 
concentration in treating patients in 
intensive care units. 

What courses are you teaching this 
semester? PHT-518, PHT-534, PHT- 

Hobbies: Outdoor activities, 

Professor Erica linger 
Assistant Prof, of Biology 

Hometown: Pinegrove, PA. 
Educational Background: B.S. in 
Biology from Lebanon Valley College. 
Ph.D. in Biology from Penn State, 
University Park. 

Previous Employment: Post- 
doctoral and research assistant 
professor at Penn State, University 

What courses are you teaching this 
semester? BIO-1 1 1 General Biology. 
BIO -221 Mammalian Anatomy and 
the associated lab for this course. 
Hobby: Gardening. 

Professor Justin Morell 

Assistant Prof, of Music 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. 
Educational Background: B.A. in 
Music Composition from UCLA. 
Master's in Music Composition 
from California State University East 
Bay. Ph.D. in Music Composition 
from the University of Oregon. 
Previous Employment: Professor 
of Music Theory at Georgia 
Perimeter College, teaching as a 
graduate student at the University 
of Oregon, freelance guitarist 
(playing TV shows, movies, live 
performances), owner and operator 
of a recording studio, woodworking. 
What courses are you teaching 
this semester? MSC-115, MSC- 
217, MSC-530 

Hobbies: Building electronic 
gadgets for guitars and 

Professor Robert Machado 
Assistant Prof, of English 

Hometown: California and New 

Educational Background: B.A. in 
English Language and Literature, 
with minors in Biology and 
Philosophy at the University of San 
Diego. Ph.D. in English Language 
and Literature, with certificates 
in Film Studies and American 
Studies, at the Graduate Center of 
the City University of New York. 
What courses are you teaching 
this semester? 
ENG-111, ENG-375 
Hobbies: Making art, photography, 
film and literature, and playing/ 
watching soccer. 

Professor Sean Droms 
Assistant Prof, of Mathematics 

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA. 

Educational Background: B.S. in 

Mathematics from the University 

of Mary Washington. 

Ph.D. in Mathematics from 

University of Virginia. 

Previous Employment: Teaching 

as a graduate student at the 

University of Virginia. 

What courses are you teaching 

this semester? MAS- 150, MAS- 


Hobbies: Various outdoor 
activities, such as camping, biking, 
and hiking. 

Professor Lewis Chasalow 

Assistant Prof of Business & Economics 
Hometown: Whippany NJ. 
Educational Background: B.S. and 
Masters in Industrial Engineering 
and NBA from Lehigh University. 
Ph.D. in Business at Virginia 
Commonwealth University. 
Previous Employment: IT director 
at Capital One, various tech related 
jobs for AT&T, IBM, and Graphica 
(advertising agency). 
What courses are you teaching this 
semester? ACT-390 , BUS-460, and 
Graduate-level Management 
Information Systems. 
Hobbies: Playing the tuba, reading 
science fiction, reading historical and 
detective novels. 

Professor Sarah Clark 
Assistant Prof, of English 

Hometown: Easton, PA. 
Educational Background: B.A. in 
English, Sociology, and Anthropology 
from Lafayette College. Requirements 
for a Secondary Education professor 
done at Lebanon Valley College. 
Master's in Education from Wilkes 
University. Master's in American 
Studies from Penn State University, 

Previous Employment: Leo Burnett 
Advertising, Chicago admissions 
councilor, Institute of European Studies, 
teacher at Cedar Crest High School. 
What courses are you teaching this 
semester? ENG-111, ENG-115, 
Hobbies: "I love to do things that 
are connected to people," helping to 
promote beneficial changes in society 
for everyone. 

ProfessorTerri Mastrobuono 
Adjunct Prof, of English 

Hometown: New Jersey. 
Educational Background: Rutgers 
University, touring with various 
theater companies. 

Previous Employment: Founder and 
operator of the theater company, Co- 
Motion, with a fellow actress. They 
operated the company for seven years 
and focused on the creation of original 
movement theater works. 
What courses are you teaching this 
semester? ENG-201 Basic Acting. 
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, such as 
circumnavigating the island of Elba, 
just off the coast of Tuscany, with her 

Professor Ann Berger-Knorr 
Assistant Prof, of Education 

Hometown: Carlisle, PA. 
Educational Background: B.S. 
in Kindergarten and Elementary 
Education, Master's in Education 
in Literacy Education, and Ph.D. in 
Curriculum and Instruction, with 
an emphasis in Literacy, from Penn 
State University, University Park. 
Previous Employment: Teaching 
higher education for the past 
20 years. Professor at Temple 
University, Penn State, Harrisburg, 
Shippensburg University, and 
Wilson College. Assistant Professor 
of Education, Coordinator of the 
Master's of Education in Literacy 
Education Program, and Director 
of the Summer Reading Program 
at Penn State, Harrisburg. 
What courses are you teaching 
this semester? 
ECE-330, ECE-350 
Hobbies: Spending a lot of time 
with my two daughters Taylor 
and Abbey, playing with my dog 
Willoughby, hiking, kayaking, 
watching movies, and reading 
novels with my daughters. 

Compiled by Gregory Renner '15 

La Vie Collegienne September 11, 2013 5 


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 

Provides good escapism, lacks novels depth 

Erika Fisher 9 17 

Staff Writer 

Since Twilight was unleashed 
onto the worlds population of 
teenage girls, the popularity 
of supernatural romances has 
exploded, with new installments 
to the genre released each year. 
The Mortal Instruments: City of 
Bones is the most recent work in 
this trend. It suffers without the 
quirky intelligence of Warm Bodies 
and the quaint charm of Beautiful 

The Mortal Instruments: City of 
Bones, the first in a planned series, 
is based on Cassandra Clares 
fantasy series of the same name. 
The adaption stars Lily Collins, 
Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena 
Headey, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 
and Aedan Turner. The storyline 
follows Clary Fray (Collins) as 
she discovers that her mother 
(Headey) was a Shadowhunter, a 
fighter against the supernatural. 
When her mothers life is 
threatened, however, Clary takes 
steps into that hidden world, 
finding love and her own destiny 
along the way. 

The Mortal Instruments contains 
an interesting mythology that is 

only partially explained during the 
film. An advantage of the books 
was that the mythology could 
be fully explained and explored, 
while in the film, the exposition 
is sudden and rushed, leaving 
casual viewers confused with 
the supernatural forces at play 
clash on screen. The computer 
generator imagery and set design, 
however, are above average. The 
titular City of Bones is hauntingly 
beautiful in the brief glimpses we 

are given. The fight scenes are well 
choreographed and interesting, 
though are done too soon for 
action-oriented viewers. 

The Mortal Instruments series 
runs on romance. While the main 
romance between Clary and her 
Shadowhunter love interest Jace 
(Campbell Bower) in the movie 
has its sweet moments, it for the 
most part feels forced and rushed. 
It is more developed and natural in 
the novel, and that development 

will hopefully be shown in the 
sequel movie. 

Rhys Meyers and Headey (of 
The Tudors and Game of Thrones 
fame, respectively) are talented 
actors whose abilities are wasted 
in this movie. What few scenes 
Rhys Meyers does have, however, 
he dominates completely, with 
him being calm and suave at one 
moment and deliciously over- 
the-top evil the next. Despite 
other sometimes jarring bipolar 

moments of the film, Rhys Meyers 
works well as the films main 
antagonist. Headey hints at much 
deeper depths for Jocelyn Fray 
through small gestures. Sadly, 
both their involvement is limited 
in the plot, though the presence 
of both recurrent. Godfrey Gao 
is delightful in his limited role as 
Magnus Bane, wizard ally of Clary 
and her friends. 

Among the positive aspects 
of City of Bones is its soundtrack. 
Popular artists, including Demi 
Lovato, Ariana Grande, and 
Colbie Caillat, contribute to the 
collection, making it a highlight of 
the film. 

The sequel to City of Bones, 
City of Ashes, has already been 
confirmed and will begin 
production this month with an 
intended release date of 2014. 
While it will please fans of the 
books to no end, The Mortal 
Instruments: City of Bones is not 
worth the trip to the theatre 
for those looking for a film that 
looks beyond the superficial. 
Rather, City of Bones serves well 
as an escape for a few hours, into 
a world of runes and a guarantee 
that the good guys win. 



Spirit of revolution drives 2013-14 Colloquium series 

Nicki Shepski '15 

Staff Writer 

The spirit of revolution has 
manifested itself throughout 
history and today, this 
spirit is most visible in the 
Middle East. This years 
Colloquium series, themed 
"Revolution/ will focus on 
how several different areas of 
human experience, including 
economics, politics, food, 
technology, and education, 
have exhibited the principle of 
revolution throughout time. 

The Colloquium 
Committee chose this theme 
both for its timeliness, 
even though the programs 
are planned three years in 
advance, and its appeal to 
all programs and audiences 
at LVC. "Revolution fits 

both of those criteria, and the 
ongoing events in the Middle 
East and elsewhere in the world 
unfortunately keep this a very 
current subject," said Dr. Robert 
Valgenti, Associate Professor of 
Philosophy and the director of 
this year 's Colloquium. 

"The events for this year 
tap into the spirit of revolution 
that has manifest itself in these 
current and ongoing conflicts: 
Barbara Gottschalk's visit in 
November will highlight the 
ongoing struggle between Israel 
and Palestine, and Graham 
Harman in the spring will discuss 
the nature of political and 
intellectual revolutions in light 
of the ongoing events in Egypt/' 
says Valgenti. "But we can also 
think of revolution in terms of 
history: acclaimed historian and 
author Gordon S. Wood kicks off 

our series on September 24 with 
a talk about the revolutionary 
character of the US Civil War. 

"We are collaborating with 
the music department to host 
the Cypress String Quartet, 
who will present and perform 
on the revolutionary nature of 
Beethoven's music. Revolution 
will also be discussed in 
comparison and contrast 
to processes of evolution, 

which will be the subject of 
John McNeill's (Georgetown 
University) talk in the spring." 

It is important for the LVC 
community to participate in 
these events because they 
provide a way to further enrich 
the education offered at LVC. 
"To reflect on the etymology 
of the word colloquium,' the 
Colloquium Series provides an 
opportunity for LVC to stretch 
beyond its geographical limits 
and enter into conversation 
with others who want to share 
their experiences and expertise, 
to engage with others through 
dialogue and reflection," said Dr. 

This Colloquium contains 
a unique aspect, unlike in past 
years. The new Colloquium 
colloquium, has information 

regarding this year's 
colloquium and previous 
years, including videos, photos 
and links to outside resources. 
The website also aims to 
cooperate with other academic 
departments and groups on 
campus to feature even more 
helpful information. 

Contact Dr. Valgenti via 
valgenti(a) or other 
Colloquium committee 
members if you have questions 
or suggestions, and be sure to 
attend these events. 



6 La Vie Collegienne September 11, 2013 


New Sustainability Initiatives Raise Concerns; Require Behavioral Changes 

Michael Moll '14 

Contributing Writer 

Amber Shay* 15 

Contributing Writer 

Hannah Stone '16 

Contributing Writer 

Around noon on August 
22nd ; just a day before new 
students moved into LVC for 
the first time, an e-mail was sent 
out to all residents regarding a 
printing policy, which caught 
current students off-guard. 

Students took to Twitter to 
show their disapproval. Senior 
Physical Therapy major Julia 
Mongeau tweeted, "I try not to 
bash LVC too much, but learning 
the body takes paper." Her 
electronic missive echoed what 
many were saying. 

But for a lot of students it may 
not be clear what the policy is, or 
why it was created. 

"In general, LVC s goal was 
to strike a balance between 
reducing printing while trying to 
be fair to all students who print 
on campus today. Options used 
by other colleges were discussed, 
but LVC felt it was important 
to set limits high enough that 
most students 
would never need 
to pay for printing," 
says David W. 
Shapiro, director 
of Information 

Each student is 
allotted 1,500 pages 
per semester in 
computer labs and 
other public areas. 
After the 1,500 
pages are used, 
students may pay 7 
cents per page and 
purchase bundles of 
500 pages for $35. 
Unused pages from 
the fall semester 
may be carried 
over to the spring 
semester, but on 
June 1st of each year, all unused 
pages will be forfeited. There 
are no refunds for any pages not 

While this printing policy 
may not affect all students, 
some said it was inconvenient. 
Ryan Leonard '14, an Actuarial 
Science major, is one of those 

students. When asked how many 
pages he has printed since the 
start of the semester, he says he 
has already printed about half 
of his 1,500 page limit, and that 
he purchased his own printer for 
this year. 

"It's just another way for the 
school to make money without 
providing any added benefit to 
the students," he adds. 

Eric Wilcoxson '17 says that 
before committing to the college 
he was told that printing was 
completely free. 

Jasmine Olvany '17 also has 
trouble with the printing policy. 
"I do have a problem with it," 
she said, "mostly because the 
professors don't really care and 
haven't cut down on how much 
we have to print, meaning we'll 
have to pay the school more 
money than we already do. If 
they're going to enact a printing 
limit, it needs to be reinforced 
with the staff or removed, 
because right now it just seems 
like a cheap way to get money." 

Although some students feel 
that LVC is scheming to save 
more money without student 
benefit, Shapiro dispels this 
complaint by saying, "The main 

"The main purpose of the 
policy is not for LVC to save 
money, but rather to make 
students more aware of 
their printing use and assist 
with reduction of waste 
that is often associated with 
campus printing." 


purpose of the policy is not for 
LVC to save money, but rather 
to make students more aware 
of their printing use and assist 
with reduction of waste that is 
often associated with campus 

The printing policy is not the 
only sustainability initiative to 

be implemented this year. Two 
slight changes have been made 
to dining as well, particularly 
concerning takeout. 

In previous years, free, 
disposable cups were provided 
to take desired beverages out 
of the dining hall. This year, 
students were given a large mug 
with "Sustainability" written 
on the side. These mugs are the 
only cups designated for "to go" 
drinks and are fully the owner's 
responsibility to wash, clean, and 
be accountable for. If the mug is 
lost, students can pay $5.00 for a 
new one. 

Takeout boxes are no longer 
free or disposable. Instead, 
they are reusable, and must be 
purchased for $5.00. Similar 
to the cups, this takeout box is 
the owner's responsibility, and 
a replacement box will cost the 
student an additional $5.00. 

Although it is the students' 
responsibility to clean the cups, 
Metz does offer to provide a 
clean box in exchange for your 
dirty box, so that students do 
not need to wash their own to-go 

Olvany weighed in on these 
changes. "In my opinion, I think 
the takeout cups 
and boxes are a 
great idea. It's an 
easy way to cut 
down on plastic 
and Styrofoam 
waste. The only 
problem with it is 
the college doesn't 
provide a station 
to clean them out, 
which makes us 
resort to cleaning 
them in the dorm 
bathrooms, and 
that's sort of gross," 
she says. 

While Olvany s 
reaction is mostly 
positive, other 
students feel 

"I think it's 
inconvenient that you have to 
wash your own cup. Personally, I 
didn't even get one, and I refuse 
to. If you use one, you have to 
wash it yourself, buy soap to wash 
it with, and remember it every 
time or walk back to your room 
to get it if you didn't have it with 
you. I think it is an act to look 

better as a school," complains 
Rebecca Light '16. "It's not fair 
to expect people in dorms to 
wash their own stuff. That's just 
unsanitary. So really, they're 
sacrificing the well-being of the 
students," she continued. 

Bill Allman, General 
Manager of Dining Services, 
says, "A lot of students, from my 
understanding, have cups and 
stuff in their room. So we felt 
like that's not too big of a deal. 
We ran it by student government 
as well, and they thought it was a 
good idea." 

After explaining student 
concerns, Allman said he would 
consider alternatives to help 
address the concern about 
students cleaning their own cups. 
He mentioned that he would 
talk to Student Government 
about the concerns and possible 

Accordingto the Sustainability 
page on LVC's website, the 
Sustainability Advisory 
Committee is responsible to 
"develop models which make 
environmental sustainability 
possible parts of the curricular 
and extra-curricular experience 
of LVC students." 

Here are a few tips for students 
with concerns: 

Keep track of the number of 
pages you print. Knowing how 
many pages you can print until 
you need to pay for more, helps to 
manage the amount of wasteful 
printing that you may do. It is 
better for your bank account, 
and for the environment. 

Don't be an impulse printer! 
Take the time to evaluate if what 


you are about to print is worth 
the number of pages that it will 
take. Make sure to check the 
printer settings so that it prints 
double-sided, which cuts the 
number of pages to print in half. 

Print PowerPoint 
presentations out three slides 
per page. That keeps the number 
of pages down, while also 
allowing you to see what's on 
the slide and have space to take 
additional notes. Don't let your 
thrifty printing skills keep you 
from making good grades. 

Be aware that the average LVC 
student prints only 500 pages 
per semester. That is a third of 
the amount of pages you may 
print for free. If you find yourself 
getting close to the limit, look for 
a friend that has pages to spare. 

Don't get stressed out about 
a limit that you will probably 
never reach. Even in a worst case 
scenario, you can buy 500 more 
pages for less than you paid for 
your textbook. 

Don't forget that Metz will 
clean your used takeout box for 
you. Just ask the person working 
the entrance for a clean box, and 
drop your used one off at the 
dishwashing station. 

Remember that most dorms 
on campus have a kitchen in the 
lounge, so if you feel that cleaning 
your cup in the bathroom sink 
is unsanitary, you can use the 
kitchen sink. 


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La Vie Collegienne September 11, 2013 7 



Wednesday, 9/11 

Men's Soccer 
at Eastern Mennonite University 
7 p.m. 

Thursday, 9/12 

Men's Golf 
at Moravian Invitational 
1 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 
at Wilkes University 
4:30 p.m. 

Friday 9/13 

Field Hockey 
vs Franklin & Marshall College 
4:30 p.m. 

For more results, visit 



Josh Ferguson 
Men's Soccer 

im*>- v . - I 

Ferguson was named the CC Player 
of the Week, after a spectacular 
performance over the weekend. He 
scored three goals in two games this 
weekend, bringing his season total 
up to five. 

Kelsey Patrick 
Women's Cross Country 

Patrick took home the 41st Dutchmen 
Invitational title on Saturday. She 
won by 22-seconds with a time of 
18:22, which is 27-seconds faster 
than her 2012 finish time. Patrick 
was also named the MAC Runner of 
the Week, along with men's runner 
Michael Harnish. 

Mens soccer shuts out Cabrini, 
loses first game of season to Eastern 

Dutchmen sit at 3-1, allowing just two goals over four games 

Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

A good first weekend left the 
Lebanon Valley College mens 
soccer team undefeated after two 
home shutout victories against St. 
Josephs College and Centenary 
College. The Dutchmen were 
looking for more of the same when 
they traveled to Cabrini for the first 
of two games in as many days. 

In Radnor ; PA, Lebanon Valley 
scored the lone goal in the first half 
with just about seven minutes left on 
the clock. Curtis Washburn slotted 
freshman Ian McGinnis behind the 
defense before McGinnis crossed 
a ball that was put in the net by a 
Cabrini defender. This made it a 
perfect three games this season that 
LVC took a 1-0 halftime lead. 

Following the break, the 
Dutchmen were determined to put 
the game out of reach. Freshman 
Josh Ferguson scored his third goal 
of the season when he bent a ball 
from the corner of the penalty box 
into the far corner of the net less 
than a minute into the second half. 

For good measure, Garth Stefan 
scored his first career goal with 15 


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minutes remaining to give LVC 
a 3-0 victory. James Clements 
recorded two saves in goal for LVC. 

The next day, the mens soccer 
team traveled back to Radnor to 
play Eastern University. 

Eastern provided a different 
obstacle for LVC, as they tend 
to play a more direct style that 
includes lots of long balls over 
the opponents' defense. Eastern 
jumped to a 2-0 lead just 1 1 minutes 
in. Those goals were the first that 
Lebanon Valley gave up this season. 

Seemingly unfazed by the 
deficit, the Dutchmen came out 
firing in the second half and scored 
twice in two minutes thanks to the 
Cam Alexander-to-josh Ferguson 
connection. The goals were 
Fergusons fourth and fifth of this 
early season. 

With all the momentum, it 
looked like LVC was about to get 
a huge come from behind victory 
on the road but were unable to hold 
off Eastern in the closing minutes. 
Brandon Beaumont scored with 

five minutes remaining to give the 
Dutchmen their first loss of the 
season. James Clements had five 

This week, the Mens Soccer 
team plays at Eastern Mennonite 
on Wednesday 9/11 and home on 
Saturday 9/14 against Moravian. 



Split for women's soccer in Scranton 

Cody Manmiller ' 1 6 

Staff Writer 

The women's soccer team 
traveled to Scranton to play 
the University of Scranton and 
Marywood University in the 
weekend tournament. To kick off 
the weekend, LVC fell to Scranton 
but were able to end on a good 
note after beating Marywood. 

Lebanon Valley headed into 
the weekend looking to get back 
on track after losing to the 11th 
ranked program in the country, 

Scranton scored the first and 
only goal when Christina Akalski 
was able to fight off a defender and 
put the ball in the back of the net. 

Becca Sykes recorded three 
saves for Lebanon Valley. Amanda 
Douglass, Heather Tran and Lindi 
Crist led the team with three shots. 

The team was able to put the 
last two games behind them 
when they took the field against 
Marywood on Sunday. 

The first half went scoreless but 
Lebanon Valley was able to strike 
first just eight minutes into the 
second period. Sammy Bost scored 
the first goal for the Dutchmen but 
it was answered 13 minutes later 
when Marywood equalized. 

Lebanon Valley was dominating 
with a total of 31 shots and 16 of 
them were on target. Marywood's 
goalie, Victoria Pezdirtz, made 16 
saves to keep them in the game 
with just a few minutes remaining. 
Sammy Bost was able to find 
Junior Amanda Douglass, who was 
able to put away the game winner 
with just over six minutes left in 
the game; the goal was Douglass' 
first of the season. 

c. manmiller 



Men's and Women's 
Soccer recaps p. 7 

earn AOTW p. 7 

Bright start to LVC football season 

The Dutchmen squeaked by Montclair State 15-14 in their first home night game 

TURN ON THE LIGHTS LVC enters Arnold Field for their Saturday night contest against Montclair State, the first home night game in LVC history. 

Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

It was lights, cameras, action 
for the return of college football 
to Annville on Saturday night, 
and it was mostly surrounded 
by the lights. 

This game for the ages 
between the Dutchmen of LVC 
and the visiting Montclair State 
Redhawks was the first home 
night game in program history. 
The Valley built upon the hype 
for this game and powered 
through to a close 15-14 victory 
over the Redhawks. 

"I loved playing under the 
lights tonight," said head coach 
Jim Monos in an interview 
following the game. "To play 
this game early in the season, it 

was awesome." 

A big key to the Dutchmen 
success Saturday evening was a 
defense that, for the most part, 
kept a loaded Redhawk offense 
in check. Although they raked 
up 263 yards on the game, they 
scored just one touchdown in 
each half. 

Leading this strong defense 
was senior Bryan Kasper, 
who recorded 11 tackles. Not 
far behind him were senior 
classmates David Kennedy 
with seven, and reigning MAC 
Defensive Player of the Year 
Kevin Smith, who had six of his 

The first half was a defensive 
battle, with possessions for each 
team going back and forth with 
neither really penetrating the red 

zone. After a few plays and first 
downs throughout the drives, a 
punt pinned the opponent deep 
in their own territory. 

Finally, LVC broke just deep 
enough into Montclair s side of 
the 50-yard line for senior Sean 
Fakete to nail a 42-yard field 
goal, a career long. 

About halfway through 
the second quarter was when 
Montclair put itself on the 
board after obtaining excellent 
field position off a 33-yard punt 
return that LVC booted away 
from inside its own 10-yard line. 
A.J. Scoppa rushed in for the 
TD, and after the extra point, 
the Valley led 7-3. 

An offense eager to score was 
hoping to respond going into 
halftime, and on the following 

drive they made that a reality. 

Junior quarterback Brian 
Murphy marched his squad 
down the field, with a series of 
passes and runs that gained first 
down after first down. 

Eventually, senior fullback 
Evan Fink took the rock into the 
end zone from 10-yards out. 

Although Fakete's kick was 
blocked, the Dutchmen still 
went into the locker room 
ahead, 9-7. 

Fast forward to the fourth 
quarter where the Valley needed 
to answer in its last couple of 
offensive possessions after 
Montclair scored a third-quarter 

On a drive where the Valley 
achieved the most momentum 
of the night, Murphy rifled two 

24-yard strikes to Jake Zeigler 
and then Joey Miller, which put 
them in the area to score. Nate 
Luckenbill hauled in another 
pass from Murphy and took it in 
for a six-yard score. 

This is the point where the 
LVC defense came up big. 

Lebanon Valley held down 
the Redhawks from entering 
their ground on their next two 
possessions, even after they 
picked up multiple first downs. 
Even though the Dutchmen 
could not score after a bobbled 
interception, the defensive side 
of the ball put on the pressure 
and broke through the line on 
almost every play, causing chaos 
for Montclair State. 

"We didn't give up the field 
position they wanted," Monos 
said. "For them to beat us, we 
made it clear they would have 
to go over 90 yards I loved the 
way we applied pressure, and we 
stopped a good quarterback on 
their side." 

As far as the atmosphere 
went, coach Monos was all in 

"Our kids love the venue," 
he said. "We drew a large crowd 
with a lot of enthusiasm, so I'm 
game if they want to do this in 
the future." 

The Dutchmen head 
to Chester next week to 
face defending conference 
champions, Widener, in a MAC 

Coach Monos addressed 
next week to his team by saying, 
"This is your opportunity." 

D. CALLAHAN dpcOO 1 (o)